Compulsive Worrying – Coping

Original post by “Rachel’s Journal”- An informative piece on symptoms and coping skills for mental health.

Rachel Page

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I have a confession, I am a compulsive worrier.

Ever since I can remember, I have always lived my days worrying about pretty much anything and everything.

I would imagine the absolute worst case scenario, conjure up a detailed motion picture movie in my head, and then I’d believe it as if it were currently happening. Negative assumptions would be preceded by a slew of negative feelings, which would be based off this unrealistic reality. Β 

Eventually this thought process became very destructive and started to affect many different aspects of my life, and well-being.


Signs of Symptoms of Panic Attack Disorder:

Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
Sweating
Trembling or shaking
Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
Feelings of choking
Chest pain or discomfort
Nausea or abdominal distress
Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint –
Chills or heat sensations
Paresthesia (numbness or tingling sensations)
Derealization (feelings of…

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3 comments

  1. I used to have that problem all the time, however my therapist taught me to yell STOP when I realized the attack was coming. After a while it really worked. After the STOP, I try to recite a scripture or think of a place that makes me happy.

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